How do I install the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack?

29 Jan 2013

Before you install the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack, you will need to ensure that you have performed the top three actions.

With those first checks done, just follow the rest of the steps to install and play the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack.

On each step, it will note whether you want to perform the current step on your PlayStation 3 or your PlayStation Vita.

Important Notes

1. Ensure that you have the latest firmware for your PlayStation Vita. Further instructions on how to perform this update can be found here:

2. Your PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita must be connected to the same network.

3. You need to have completed the first theme "Da Vinci's Hideout" in the Story to unlock certain features.

Installation Steps

Step 1.
PS3: Purchase, download and install the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Control Pack from the PlayStation Store.

Step 2.
PS3: Load up LittleBigPlanet 2, using your DualShock Controller go to your Pod Computer and click on Cross-Controller, you will receive the following message.

To play LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller, your PlayStation 3 system and PlayStation Vita system should be connected to the same local network.
When playing the LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller pack you can use the PlayStation Vita system to interact with your Pod Computer. In some instances you will need to attach additional wireless controllers in order to play multiplayer games.

Step 3.
PS3: Click Connect and you'll see this message.

Start [LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller on the PS Vita system.
If you have not installed [LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller], go to [Remote Play] on the PS Vita system and start [Cross-Controller] from the LiveArea screen.

Step 4.
PSVita: Touch Remote Play on your PlayStation Vita’s LiveArea screen.

Step 5.
PSVita: Touch the Cross-Controller icon and you'll be given the following message.

The Cross-Controller feature enables you to enjoy a game using dual screens by wirelessly connecting your PS Vita and PS3 systems. This application will set up your PS Vita system for use of the Cross-Controller feature. Follow the on-screen instructions to download the required application to your PS Vita system.

Step 6.
PSVita: On the above message screen, touch Next.

Step 7.
PSVita: Upon touching Next, your PlayStation Vita will connect to your PlayStation 3 and the transfer of the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Control Pack data will automatically begin downloading to your PlayStation Vita from your PlayStation 3.

Step 8.
PSVita: Upon completion of the download you will receive the following message.

Press the PS button. After you go back to the LiveArea screen, installation of the application will start.
You can play the game using the Cross-Controller feature by selecting the installed application on the home screen.

Step 9.
PSVita: Press the PS Button.

Step 10.
PSVita: LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross Controller will now install and be added to your LiveArea screen.

Step 11.
PSVita: Touch the new LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller icon.

Step 12.
PSVita: Touch Start.

Step 13.
PSVita: The LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross Controller application will now load and give you the following message.

Please run LittleBigPlanet 2 on your PlayStation 3 system, selecting the Cross Controller option from the Pod Computer. When you are ready, press Connect.

Step 14.
PSVita: Since you already did the above during Step 5, just click on Connect.

Step 15.
PS3: Back on your PlayStation 3, you will now see your brand new Cross-Controller Earth and Moon, presenting you with the following menu options: Story, Community, Recent Activity, Me.

Step 16.
PS3: Click on Story and begin Sackboy’s new adventure!

If you wish to return to the Cross-Controller Earth and Moon in future, you will just need to click on Cross-Controller on your PlayStation 3 Pod Computer.

Then just launch the previously installed LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller application on your PlayStation Vita's LiveArea screen, touch Connect and you're good to go!